Linked by Nicholas Blachford on Wed 9th Jul 2003 16:43 UTC
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y This article started life when I was asked to write a comparison of x86 and PowerPC CPUs for work. We produce PowerPC based systems and are often asked why we use PowerPC CPUs instead of x86 so a comparison is rather useful. While I have had an interest in CPUs for quite some time but I have never explored this issue in any detail so writing the document proved an interesting exercise. I thought my conclusions would be of interest to OSNews readers so I've done more research and written this new, rather more detailed article. This article is concerned with the technical differences between the families not the market differences.
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Re: Sikosis
by Bascule on Thu 10th Jul 2003 05:33 UTC

Well Beta was better than VHS - but which won ? and what's around today ?

Did you ever watch anything on Beta? Do you remember having to switch tapes in the middle of a movie because each Beta tape could only hold an hour of video?

The difference in picture quality was virtually undiscernable. Meanwhile, any movies over an hour in length had to be provided to the viewers on multiple tapes.

So please tell me, how is Beta better than VHS again?